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Warzone player shows off the power of underrated Smoke Grenades

Although many might think smoke grenades are useless in Warzone Season 6, one player has found a pretty useful strategy for them.

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A Warzone player has found a pretty great way of utilizing Smoke Grenades in Season 6, which some may want to incorporate into their playstyle.

The current meta in Warzone Season 6 doesn’t generally involve Smoke Grenades in player loadouts, especially as flash and stun grenades are so powerful.

Having said that, one Warzone player has put them to use, showing just how strong Smoke Grenades can be if they are used in the right way.

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Warzone player and Reddit user awhite90 put up a post with a video in the Warzone subreddit showing off a play made with the Smoke Grenades.

The post’s caption is pretty funny, as the players asks the community whether smoke is overpowered or now: “Smoke OP ?”

The video shows the player using smoke to mask their location while peeking out of a doorway. This allows the player to pull out their Kar98k Long Arm weapon blueprint, which features a thermal scope.

The thermal scope is vital here, as it allows awhite90 to see the enemies through the smoke and take them out.

The player takes out a whole squad with this sneaky trick, which of course isn’t just because of the Smoke Grenade, but also because of some great accuracy and steady aim amplified with the smart use of the underrated piece of tactical equipment.

Some of the comments under the post are in reply to the user’s question, with some giving him all the credit rather than the Smoke Grenades: “Not OP. That’s just a good use of utility and the enemies just got outplayed. Great clip.”

Perhaps the player’s clever clip will entice others to give Smoke Grenades a go for their next session in hopes of achieving the same outcome.

For more Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our recent pieces on the Warzone and Vanguard integration and all of the changes that have been made for Call of Duty: Vanguard from the Beta to launch.

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Warzone players abandon “dull” Rebirth Island in favor of Fortune’s Keep

Even though Rebirth Island has returned to Warzone, players are ignoring it in favor of Season 4’s Fortune’s Keep.

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Warzone player in Fortune's Keep and Rebirth Island

Rebirth Island has returned to Warzone after disappearing to make way for Fortune’s Keep but after playing both maps, players don’t want to go back to Rebirth.

Many Warzone players prefer the fast-paced action of Rebirth Island over Caldera’s sprawling jungles, and there was an uproar when Fortune’s Keep was announced. Players were afraid that Rebirth Island would be removed forever but luckily, Raven confirmed it’d stick around.

Just over one week since its removal, Rebirth Island returned alongside the June 30 update. However, many players actually much prefer Fortune’s Keep and won’t be going back to the “dull” Rebirth Island.

Fortune's Keep map in Warzone Pacific Season 4

Rebirth Island returned with its Resurgence Quads mode on June 30 but while Warzone players celebrated its return, many felt that Fortune’s Keep has actually ruined Rebirth.

“Call me crazy, but I probably won’t even play [Rebirth Island] this week,” said Reddit user xKiLLaCaM. “As a Rebirth main, I much prefer the new map …  There isn’t anything about it yet that I truly dislike. Been having a blast since the update.”

“Rebirth looks so dull now,” said GovernmentOk2323, with mcchicken explaining that Fortune’s Keep is such a win that they can’t go back to Rebirth: “The variety alone is so dope.”

mikerichh also said that Fortune’s Keep is better than Rebirth Island because it has a “better variety of locations that are more spread out so you can actually recover from a fight and plan rotations rather than having constant action.”

“Honestly, stopped missing Rebirth two days ago. Fortune’s Keep is fire!” chimed in papaginoo0017, but they admitted they’re looking forward to playing Rebirth again.

With Lootable Perks arriving in Fortune’s Keep with the June 30 update, it’s likely that the map will only keep getting better. But, there will be more reason to jump back into Rebirth with the ‘Rebirth of the Dead’ playlist coming later in Season 4.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out why NICKMERCS thinks Fortune’s Keep could be perfect for ranked play.

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FaZe Swagg claims fan-favorite MW AR is Warzone meta after NZ-41 nerf

Warzone star FaZe Swagg has revealed which Modern Warfare AR players should try after the NZ-41 nerf in Season 4.

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FaZe Swagg and Modern Warfare operator

Warzone star Kris ‘FaZe Swagg’ Lamberson has revealed which fan-favorite Modern Warfare Assault Rifle is in the spotlight again following the NZ-41 nerf.

A few powerful weapons underwent major changes in the June 30 Warzone Pacific update, with the H4 BlixenMarco 5, UGM-8, and overpowered NZ-41 all receiving considerable nerfs.

These changes will have a significant impact on the game’s meta, and players are wondering which weapons are now the best picks. Warzone pro FaZe Swagg has recommended trying out one popular Modern Warfare AR in Season 4.

Warzone M4A1

In his YouTube video, FaZe Swagg showcased the capabilities of the Modern Warfare M4A1 and praised the weapon for having “some of the best bullet velocity” in Warzone Pacific Season 4.

Throughout the match, the weapon helped him secure quick kills even when the targets were at a distance. He then described it as “the gun that you need to rock” before revealing his loadout for it.

FaZe Swagg Warzone M4A1 loadout

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  • Muzzle: Monolithic Suppressor
  • Barrel: Stock M16 Grenadier
  • Optic: VLK 3.0x Optic
  • Underbarrel: Commando Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 60 Round Mags

The Monolithic Suppressor muzzle boosts the weapon’s damage range so that you can eliminate distant enemies. The muzzle’s sound suppression will also help keep you hidden from foes.

The aiming stability and recoil control both receive major buffs with the help of the Stock M16 Grenadier barrel and Commando Foregrip underbarrel. This will allow you to take out your opponents with greater accuracy.

The VLK 3.0x is a great optic because of its zoom that you can use to pick off foes in long-range combat. Finally, the 60 Round Mags ensure that you have enough ammo to take out multiple enemies.

Be sure to try out this M4A1 loadout the next time you hop into Warzone Pacific. According to FaZe Swagg, this weapon is the best choice “for the comfortability of all players” in Season 4.


For more Warzone, check out Dr Disrespect calling the anti-cheat the “biggest PR scandal” in gaming and the best controller settings for Warzone Pacific Season 4.

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Warzone’s ‘new Roze’ skin brings back game-breaking “pay-to-win” invisibility glitch

It appears that Warzone’s game-breaking invisibility glitch has returned with the “pay-to-win” Violet Stealth Pack.

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Warzone Night Terror skin going invisible in Caldera

Warzone players were worried that the Night Terror skin would become the ‘new Roze,’ being impossible to spot in dark corners. It’s likely much worse, with the Night Terror skin going completely invisible.

Invisible skins were a real issue back when Warzone Pacific first arrived, with the Season 1 Battle Pass‘ Awoken Frances skin becoming completely invisible past 30 meters. The issue returned several times, but it was fixed for good back in February.

Warzone players were worried that the Night Terror skin would be impossible to spot in dark corners, but it looks like they can’t see it in broad daylight either as this game-breaking invisibility glitch has returned.

Night Terror Skin in Warzone and Vanguard

The Violet Stealth Pack’s Night Terror skin arrived ahead of Warzone’s June 30 update, costing $20 and bringing an MP40 and 2400 CoD Points. This almost completely black skin was quickly called the ‘new Roze‘ or ‘Roze 3.0,’ but it could be even worse.

YouTuber Mr Fishy McFish quickly spotted the issue, discovering that the goes completely invisible at around 50 meters. As we can see in the video embedded below, the skin fails to render between 50 and 60 meters.

Timestamp: 2:29

The YouTuber did clarify that it’s not as bad as the Awoken skin because its invisibility comes and goes, but you can still be caught out if standing at the wrong distance.

It didn’t take long for Warzone players to call the skin pay to win for both its dark color and the fact it goes invisible. After Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone shared the clip, user ‘stegenite’ said there are now “pay to win gunfights,” and another claimed, “this game is more pay to win than ever.”

It’s worth bearing in mind that this could just be a new map glitch that arrived with Season 4’s Caldera and might not be specific to the skin itself. We’ll just need to wait and see whether this issue becomes more widespread.


For more Warzone, be sure to check out our ranking of every Sniper Rifle, and why Dr Disrespects claims RICOCHET is the “biggest PR scandal” in gaming.

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